Set-Piece Takers Champions League 2018/19: These tables show you the expected set-piece takers for each of the 2018/19 Champions League teams. They are based on last season’s stats, some online stats, the pre-season friendlies and, for new signings, whether the player was responsible for set pieces at his previous club.
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Set-Piece Takers Champions League 2018/19
|AEK Athens||Mantalos, Bakasetas||Bakasetas, Livaja, Mantalos||Galo, Bakasetas, Mantalos|
|Ajax Amsterdam||Tadic, Schöne||Ziyech, Schöne, Tadic||Ziyech, Schöne|
|Atletico Madrid||Griezmann||Griezmann, Lemar, Saul||Koke, Griezmann, Lemar|
|Barcelona||Messi, Suarez||Messi, Suarez, Coutinho||Dembele, Messi, Coutinho|
|Bayern Munich||Lewandowski||Alaba, Lewandowski, James, Robben||James, Kimmich, Thiago, Robben|
|Benfica||Jonas, Salvio||Jonas, Grimaldo||Pizzi, Servi|
|Borussia Dortmund||Reus||Reus, Delaney||Pulisic, Reus|
|Club Brugge||Vossen, Kaveh||Vormer||Vormer, Vanaken|
|Crvena Zvezda||Nabouhane, Boakye||Boakye ?!||Boakye?!|
|CSKA Moscow||Hernandez||Bistrovic||Bistrovic, Vlasic, Akhmetov|
|Galatasaray Istanbul||Akbaba, Belhanda||Maicon||Akbaba, Belhanda, Gumus|
|Hoffenheim||Kramaric||Kramaric, Demirbay, Grifo||Bittencourt, Kramaric, Demirbay|
|Inter Milan||Icardi, Nainggolan||Brozovic, Politano, Perisic||Brozovic, Politano|
|Juventus Turin||Ronaldo, Dybala||Ronaldo, Dybala, Pjanic, Bernardeschi||Dybala, Pjanic, Bernardeschi, Costa|
|Liverpool||Milner, Mane, Salah||Salah, Arnold, Milner||Milner, Salah, Arnold|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||Fernandes||Fernandes, Miranchuk||Fernandes, Miranchuk|
|Lyon||Fekir, Depay||Depay, Fekir, Traore||Depay, Fekir|
|Man United||Pogba, Sanchez||Pogba, Sanchez, Mata, Rashford||Sanchez, Young, Mata, Rashford|
|ManCity||Aguero, Gündogan||De Bruyne, B. Silva, Mahrez||De Bruyne, B. Silva, Mahrez|
|Monaco||Falcao||Falcao, Jovetic, Lopes||Lopes, Tielemanns|
|Napoli||Mertens, Insigne||Mertens, Verdi, Insigne||Mertens, Verdi, Callejon, Insigne|
|Porto||Telles, Aboubakar||Telles, Oliveira||Telles|
|PSG||Neymar, Cavani||Neymar, Di Maria, Cavani||Neymar, Di Maria|
|PSV Eindhoven||Pereiro||Pereiro, Lozano||Pereiro, Lozano|
|Real Madrid||Ramos, Benzema||Bale, Asensio, Isco, Kroos||Kroos, Asensio|
|Roma||De Rossi, Perotti||Kolarov||Kolarov, Perotti, Pastore|
|Schalke 04||Bentaleb, Caligiuri||Naldo, Rudy, Nastasic||Caligiuri, Konoplyanka|
|Skakhtar Donezk||Marlos, Moraes||Rakitskiy, Taison, Patrick||Patrick, Marlos, Rakitskiy|
|Tottenham||Kane, Alli||Eriksen, Trippier, Kane, Lamela||Tripper, Eriksen, Davies|
|Valencia||Parejo, Rodrigo||Parejo, Wass||Parejo, Wass|
|Viktoria Pilzen||Krmencik, Kolar||?||?|
|Young Boys Bern||Hoarau, Sulejmani||Sulejmani||Sulejmani, Sow|
Fantasy tips for your set-piece takers in the Champions League 2018/19
- Set-piece takers are of great importance in both daily fantasy and seasonal fantasy: Daily vs Seasonal Fantasy Football Explained.
- Free kicks and even more so penalties can often lead to a direct goal
- Assists are almost as valuable.
- It’s not just important to look for players who are responsible for their team’s set pieces, it is also worth taking a look at the statistics to find out which teams score goals from set-piece situations!
- If you can not decide between two players, you should always opt for the set-piece taker, as these players bring more points potential to your team.
- Defenders who take set pieces are particularly valuable, as they often get more points for goals and if they pick up the clean-sheet bonus as well, they can earn gigantic scores (the defensive captain!)
- For teams with strong set-piece takers, it’s also worth taking a look at defensive players who are known to be good in the air, these are also very valuable!
Good luck with the Fantasy Champions League Tournaments.